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1990 Audi 200 2.2L No Start, when warm VIN: WAUFD5443L
found engine starts and runs normally until shut off. Then engine will crank over but not start (when warm). found fuel pressure drops to zero within a few minutes. good spark at this time. found fuel supply at 90 psi when cranking but only 6 psi at injectors....
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Cruise Control VIN: WBABF3327R
Hello fellow techs. Todays diagnostic dilemma comes from a 1994 BMW 325is. The cruise control system on this vehicle recently stopped functioning. I have removed the Cruise Control Module from behind the glove box, and have tested the cruise control switch a...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L mil VIN: WBABK8321T
(my name is Jeff Im one of Tims' techs)this car came in with ABS and ASC lights on. pulled codes with AST(assenmacher retriver). had several codes related to ABS sys replaced both ABS relays in relay box and all codes but one cleared. The code that still remai...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L evaporator case
I am replacing my first x5 evaporator. I am down to removing the evaporator case and cannot find where it is attached to the firewall. I have looked on the inside and under the hood, but find nothing attaching it, but it is obviously fastened to the firewall s...
1993 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4NV149PC
Have had this car for 2 weeks, it dies after driving about 20 or 30 min, originally the car sat for about a month and then would not start, had the crank senor replaced and the coils then would start and die after the time period. Have tried disconnecting tcc,...
1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L passkey VIN: 2G4W552M0V
hello fellow techs, car in for a no start last week found battery original and very dead, cranked over and started after battery replacement. charging systm checked and returned to customer. returned on tow truck on monday for a no start. found no voltage to ...
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52M5X
vehicle came to shop for check engine light with stumbling and stalling. placed vehicle on scanner - found trouble code po300. replaced spark plugs and spark plug wires with ac delco. replaced tps. let customer have vehicle back. vehicle back in shop one week ... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1G6DW52POS
The car has a digital instrument cluster, and the fuel gauge moves up and down, fuel level has no bearing on condition. I inspected all conections & grounds. No problems found.The amount of movement is from empty to full.
1984 Chevrolet Camaro 5.0L enfine
ok guys this car was going down the road when suddenly it just started knocking. very loudly. if i disconnect the cylinders the knock does not change like a rodbearing knock normally does. it is a steady loud knock at idle but if you bring up the rpms and let ...
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY07836
code is hard, if cleared comes right back, tried two maf sensors, maf is reading at idle 4 g/sec airflow is reading at idle 116 g/sec these are supposed to be the same, iac counts are at 0, unable to find a vacuum leak so far. this one has been here for a lon... Trouble codes: 33 (maf sensor or circuit too high)
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L interior lights 4x4inop VIN: 2GCEK19K7N
checked to see if wires were piched or cut or smashed and the wires look good but the dome lights stay on and the 4x4 dosent work it keeps blowing fuses
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L inop temp gauge VIN: 1G1BL52P3S
1995 LT-1 caprice. Coolant gauge inop. Has New GM sensor, New GM connector and wiring checked. Grounding the sensor does make the gauge move ok. But is still don't work!! Coolant and clean and there are no blockages. I have a 160' s'tat but the gauge will not ...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L long crank time VIN: 2G1WL52M6T
This car came in for long crank time. Customer reports this has been going on for some time. It seems worse when the engine is warm. It will crank for sometime then start and die or idle rough, if it dies it will long crank again if you give it some gas it wil...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L engine noise VIN: 1GCEK19R5V
This truck came in that had a noise in the engine. it sounds like a piston skirt or wrist pin noise. It is very loud when cold and gets quiter when hot. The noise is there for about 3 minutes when cold. When hot it is faint when you rev it and it sounds like a...
1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCHK33J9V
After installing distributor vehicle wouldnt strat.Marked dist when we removed it like Shop-key says and replaced with out turning motor over .Dist dropped in just like it belonged and then would not start. Brought motor to TDC used cap to find #1 on dist drop... Trouble codes: P1345 (crankshaft/camshaft position sensor correlation)
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19RXW
This truck has a rough idle all the time. The o2 sensor B2S1 seems to be stuck at 0.35v. LT fuel trim on Bank 2 is 25%. The truck had Bosch wires and uknown cap and rotor on it so we replaced it with AC Delco parts along with a new set of AC Delco plugs. The f... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0153 (HO2S B2S1 Slow Response), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 4 X 4 and Directionals VIN: 2GCEK19T5X
This truck is / was a builder !!! It has a 5.3 V-8.NEW BODY STYLE. This truck was put together and was driven for a month before anything went wrong. The customer frist stated as he was leaving work one night the truck stalled,and would not restart right away,...
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L starter VIN: 1GCGG25R5X
worked fine until customer had it a half a day then the starter engaged everytime the key was turned on. when we got it the starter is working fine. the relay is'nt stuck and no volts are present to trigger relay until start is selected. anyone seen this befor...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Vibration VIN: 1GCHK29U31
vibration started after the yoke and ujoints were replaced. the vibration starts at about 73 mph and stops about 85mph the transfer case was rebuilt, the drive shaft has been balanced at two different driveline shops, but still the same problem. removing the t...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Starting VIN: 2GCEK19T22
truck does not crank.battery is fully charged
1990 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Steering VIN: 1C3XJ5539L
Customer complains that the steering feels too stiff. We found binding upper strut mounts, and replaced them along with new front struts. No change. I hate the shotgun approach, but we do not have a tool to pressure test the power steering pump, so we replaced...
1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4C3AU52N7X
this car came in with a major skip replaced plugs and wires some one else had just put a dist in this car the cat was melted i am assuming because of the serious missfire the car idels fine some times and it acts like the timing is severly retarded but i have ...
1992 Dodge Stealth 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, 3&6 plugs not firing VIN: JB3BN74K5P
No codes, ignition coils switched to verify good, three wires at ecm, one each fires one coil, two spark plugs, I cut a working wire and the none working wire and switched, and the previously non fireing plugs fire. I decided it needed a ecm, four rebuilts lat...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L Starting VIN: 2B7HB21Y5R
Vehicle has a no start situation only when cold (0 degrees celcius or colder). Tested crank and cam sensor, o.k.. There is no 12 volt keyed, cranking power at coil,inj.,fuel pump. I have battery power, keyed power at asd relay. I think I am losing ground circu...
1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Stall, backfire VIN: 1B3EJ56H3W
Hey guys, this is my first time writing in for help and Im hoping someone outthere will know what direction to send me..We have a 1999 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L that the customer claims will backfire, run rough, and stall intermittently. We have gotten the car to ...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
Hi Iatn members I'm working on a 00 intrepid, and I'm about to throw my hands up in the air. Vehicle came in as a no start I found the vehicle was flooded and the plugs were worn out so I replaced the plugs and after a few turns the vehicle started BUT the idl... Trouble codes: FD (Undocumented code)
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Noise VIN: 1B3EJ46U61
There are no DTC's nor is there any difficulty when attempting to accelerate. However, there is an evident noise which seems to be coming from the transmission. Noise occurs mostly when accelerating and sounds like a whinning type noise. Noise can also be desc...
1993 Eagle Summit 1.8L No Start VIN: MN3DA26C7P
hello!this mitshubishi car came in for a no-start.there is no-spark,no inj. pulses and no check engine light.i can't pull codes out of ecm.i also can't get any signal coming out of distributor(crank and tdc)at the two brown wires.i try to get those signals wit...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEF14N8H
truck idles fine in neutral you put it in gear and it idles up way to fast. we have checked idle air valve,(good)checked for vacum leaks even replaced upper plen. gasket & pcv valve. any help would be appreciated thank you.
1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L oil consumption VIN: 1FABP42EXK
This is not normaly the type of request i post, but was hoping some of the other high-performance/Racing gurus could lend a hand on this one. This is a customer who has dumped alot of cash in this mustang. They have a big following localy. (Mustangs that is......
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU35P2V
Hello,have a vehicle that the mil has been on for a year. Tk started to run poorly and customer brought it in. I found numerous O2 codes and tk would enter closed loop with all O2's reading less than .1v. Checked all wires at O2 2/1. found good ground on sig r... Trouble codes: P0133, P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161, P1131
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L cam timeing VIN: 1FALP6536W
Question on exhaust cam timeing.This is a 2.0 4 cyl with variable exhaust cam timeing. Alldata is not real clear on the variable timeing of the exhaust cam. When replaceing the timeing belt I followed the procedure installing the belt with number one at tdc in...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6538X
hi ford techs this countour turns on the mil on the second ignition key cycle and fails the cam senor koer test. tested the cam sensor appears ok on wave form and is ohming 371 ohms. i will test at pcm . what types of test can i run to comfirm thats in the ver... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34E5X
hi group: this explorer surges at idle and runns rough only when cold, once it warms up it's fine. -we check coolant and air temp sensors and wiring to computer, voltage signal and return signal ok. -cleaned the maf and check voltages, ok -check fuel pressure,...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L wipers, radio VIN: 1FMRU17L2Y
hey guys have had this vehicle in the shop several times, unable to duplicate complaint: it seems when the client runs through a puddle the wipers and radio will shut off, hope someone else has seen this and was able to duplicate, i have not and have driven fo...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRE14WXY
I have costomer complaint of no idle when cold. He stated that will not idle when cold. if you hold throttle open a little it will run. he stated that is was a random thing. i have had the van for three days now and havent been able to simulate problem.All PID...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L all gauges and lights in dash VIN: 3FAFP66Z4Y
vehicle came in as a no start found that no gauges or lights service engine light oil light amp light ect..the customer stated that the fuel gauge quit a few days ago and the car had to be jumped several times before it would no longer start turns out that the...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L starter/computer VIN: 2FMZA554X1
customer was driving. van quit. no crank. tried to scan for codes. no communication with pcm.(ses light DOES light up/goes out cranking.)DOES communicate with FEM,GEM(with data errors).Only code retrieved V1262 SCP DATA FAULT FOR J1850 BUS. when key to crank ...
2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L daytime running lights VIN: 1GTFG25M51
The vehicle was towed in for not running and a burning smell. The daytime running light is burnt out again and the fuse #4 was blown We replace the fuse and the vehicle ran. This fuse is for the gauges and supplies power to the daytime running light module. I...
2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L SRS light VIN: 1HGEM22941
Vehicle came to us from a body shop with the side air bag light on no SRS light & no codes stored. Tests found bad OPDS sensor the body shop took the vehicle back & replaced the sensor now the side air bag light is off but the SRS light is on & has a code 15-1...
1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L starter VIN: JNKNG01C1M
starter stayed engaged after key released to run// starter melted, 30 amp system fuse blown, replaced starter, installed 30 amp circuit braker for diagnostic. attempted restart, and condition continued. replaced ignition switch, and attempted restart. system f...
1996 Isuzu BIGHORN 3.1L idling VIN: UBS69GW-72
The fault that this vehicle is displaying occurs only when cold, which the idling will fluctuate up and down. As soon as you apply the throttle it clears or is only there for a few seconds. Therefore it is very difficult to do a test as the problem clears its ...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Driver's Information center VIN: IJ4G278YOW
Posting for another shop without IATN access. This is the information he has sent me on this problem: The drivers information center will not power down or reset, this is causing an overnight complete battery drain. Suspect BCM, but not sure. Recent past repa...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L holding down shift VIN: 1J4GW58N8X
When driving at 60 mph and you hit full throttle the trans will shift into 2nd gear and will hold until throttle is released almost all the way. Also has intermittent harsh 2-3 shift. Dont have much info on this transmission and need help. It has a 45rfe trans...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slabs box VIN: SALTY1540Y
swap out slabs box, same prob, and same low voltage signal at abs pump relay coil signal wire. need cheap way to test codes and clear codes on these land rovers please help thanks in advance,
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L battery VIN: 5LRFU28R31
hey guys got a navigator here that draws 300 ma until gem sleeps it then drops to a 70 ma draw. the customer complains that over a few months batt is dead. replaced batt aprox 6mo ago.i compared the draw to my own expedition and found draw to be 30ma. has anyo...
1997 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L valve train VIN: JM3LV5228V
Hello, need help from a Mazda tech. This MPV has a noise on start up that last for approx 30 seconds. I belive that it is a valve train noise. I located a tsb in MTOD that addresses this issue. My problem is this, according to the vin chart listed in the tsb i...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L O2 not switching VIN: WDB1070461
This car is a euro model 500 sl very low miles. Does anyone know how to tell when this car goes into closed loop. It failed Nox because the o2 will not switch. the car runs perfectly. new wires motor vac heated o2 sensor and cat (which was clogged when car arr...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Electronic VIN: WDBFA67E3P
Greetings, This is mostly for you Mercedes techs. This is my uncles car which I have serviced many times and never had this problem. All I did yesterday was an LOF, pulled the air cleaner top off to inspect the air filters, and pulled 2 plugs on the left ban...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA76E3P
Right bank shuts off intermittantly. the only code that returns consistantly is 07 in D.M. snapping the throttle while the car is in park will sometimes cause the right bank to turn on and run normally until the right bank shuts off. The engine has an erratic ... Trouble codes: 007 (ignition system DI1)
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB4A28EXR
I would like to thank you all in advance for any help. Had this car come in the other day with a check engine light on. Checked for codes with Carsoft diagnosys software and found no codes in the HFM module showed "status OK", then checked in the LH module and...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shift VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Howdy, this MB came in stuck in first, it has reverse but no upshift, it goes into gear hard and engine brakes when you let off trying to accelerate. The owner said his kid kicked the shifter into first on the high way but it still worked after that, the next ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L starter VIN: WDBFA68F9X
Mercedes techs, have this SL here where the starter will not operate properly. When you put the key in start position it clicks like having a weak battery. The battery is good; there is no significant voltage drop from battery to engine. We noticed that pin 50...
1990 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: IMECM53U4L
This car was towed in, it doesn't want to run. The plugs are black, it has good spark and it has injector pulse. The injector pulse seems to be the problem it is about 24 ms while cranking. the engine is about 60 degrees F and the sensors all report normal. W... Trouble codes: 12 (cannot raise idle)
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MELM6240R
This "little ole lady" owned cougar was brought in for a failed emissions test. Scan tool readings show that both o2's are reading 900 - 950mv all the time. Short term fuel trim is at -20% and inj pulse width is between 2.8 and 3.2. In open loop (after startin... Trouble codes: 171 (rich bank 1), 173 (rich bank 2)
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L temp gauge VIN: 4M2XV11T7X
OK Mercury techs I have a question I can't seem to find the "Water or Coolant"temp sending unit on this truck.Mitchell says it's in the rear of the motor but shows no picture I've found the ECT sensor but not temp sending unit I've been all over the motor with...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Extended crank VIN: 4M2XV11T4X
Howdy All, This Merc-Nissan-Villager came in with an intermittant extended crank but would always eventually start. After installing scanner & running van we noticed a lean condition & what sounded like a vacuum leak. There was also a PO325-knock sensor code b... Trouble codes: P0325
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AJ56G2S
this car will not idle good cold are hot.falls flat when you give it some gas at around 2500 rpm will pick up with no problem.when you put it in gear it gets worse.timing is ok even check tdc to make sure it was correct with the mark.also check cam marks and t...
1984 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN1HZ16S3E
Myself and another shop have been wrestling with this car and I want to say thanks in advance for any help I may receive. When you accelerate past about 2200 rpm the engine falls on its face until the rpm drops below about 1600 rpm and then takes off again unt...
1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Stall VIN: 1FHDU06L7R
vehicle shuts off at idle, sometimes. owner complaint; dies during drive, (i suspect it is on deceleration. using "genisys", recorded stall and viewed data stream, all looks normal. cam/crank error is normaly 2, sometimes 3. i replaced crank sensor per other p...

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1970 American Motors Ambassdor 360CID Atl
Much thanks to all of you for all the help we received. The charging system is working great. We could not have done it without the help for you all. Thanks again.
1997 Audi A6 2.8L audi delta VIN: WAUJC84A8V
A few techs hit on the answer on this- The radio code of '1000' was the default code. I disconnected the battery, traced the battery drain to the glove box light, and then connected the battery back up, and still had full use of the radio. I was sure glad th...
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Mechanical VIN: WBAGD432XK
I informed the customer that it would require partial disassembly of the engine for further diagnostics and he declined. This car also has a transmission that is on its way out, so he figured it would be best to Thank you for all the replies. Steve
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L left front outer cv VIN: WBAFB33581
thanks for all your replies: after removal of the outer cv-joint it was clear the 'c' clip got pushed back and NEVER was in the grove at all. We ordered new C-clips and cleaned all the grease off. installed the cv-joint and made SURE the c-clip did not got pus...
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L passlock VIN: 2G4WB55KXY
To fellow iatn members, I would like to thank everyone for the helpful information that i have recieved. I have repaired the vehicle by reprograming the Theft Deterant system... THANK YOU, Ernie [...].
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L ebcm VIN: 1G6CD5337L
We have not solved this one. For now the customer is going to drive the car the way it is. It looks like we woule have to replace the main valve unit and it is worth more than the car. We would not be sure that would fix it. We did not get much help on this on...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L MIL Light Code 91 VIN: 1G6KD52B6R
Most of the replies I got related to either 1) a problem in the adjustment of the switch, 2) bent or damaged shift linkage that would move the switch in some erratic fashion, or 3)loose pins in the PCM connector where it plugged in the PCM itself. I checked al...
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.5L aldl scan
Sorry about that delay guys been backed up some thing fierce here Celebrity problem may or may not be fixed , we replaced the ecm and customer has not been back, thanks dave
1993 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 6.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCHK33FXP
Thanks for all the replies, the best one was dye in the oil. we did that check and did verify oil bypassing the tubo. Thank You Lanny [...]
1995 Chevrolet Tiltmaster 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KBB4B1A4S
Thank you all that replied. I will say 6 out of 9 replies hit it right on. It was the distributor. I checked the pick up and found Cracked magnets just like you guys said I would. I also found huge amounts of corrosion around the module. I called the dealer fo...
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L drivetrain VIN: 1GBFG15R4W
And the noise was a -- DRIVESHAFT! We had a lot of input but this was one of those 1 in a million. Remember, for every rule there is an exception to that rule. We learned a lot about driveshafts which we have posted here. Most every one believed that it had to...
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H0X
Seems there were 3 general ideas about problems with this vehicle The first common problem and has a tsb article about it is A EGR sticking open a little and causing a slight misfire on multiplse vehicles I followed the instructions and blocked off the egr pas... Trouble codes: P0306, P0302.
1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 4B3AU52N1T
this car is waiting for cutomer to spring for the factory dist. most al said there were major problems with this dist
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Front end VIN: 2B4GP44352
27 of the replies I recieved were right on the money. The sway bar bushings, at the bar mounts were shot.Thanks to all who replied. New bushings did the trick, for $5.00 bucks apiece list!
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L p1000 VIN: 2FMDA5148T
well after about a week of dviving in stop&go traffic and on the highway the readiness monitor for the cat hase gone to ready.i guess it just takes some time.the total amount of miles driven was apx 250,so if you run into this problem down the road tell the cu... Trouble codes: P0133, P1000.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L valve train VIN: 1FTYR10V4X
This turned out to be very basic. Your replies regarding oil viscosity were on track. After your replies, I was able to find out that this problem started shortly after a recent oil change in which 10w30 was used. We tried changing to a heavy oil (20w50)to add...
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU41S62
Thanks for the input. We finally were able to track down the 'glitch' with the vantage scope: we were getting a conflict of data between the output shaft speed sensor & the input shaft speed sensor and the instrument cluster was actually cutting out injector p... Trouble codes: 0722 (output shaft speed sensor int. loss of signal).
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Runaway idle VIN: 1J4FY19S9X
I'd like to thank everyone who responded. You guys were right again.I could not really run the engine to check where the leak was coming from due to extreme high idle speed, so i took my shop vac, and held the hose into the air horn. Then sprayed the gasket ar...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Trans over temp VIN: 1J4GW48S31
Thank you guys and Iatn. Well, Well I have some news. Thank you Michael from N/C. As suggested, I replaced the o/d selo and while doing so discovered another pile of metal in the pan. Our problem did get much better, however the customers problem will soon get...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1244Y
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to reply!!! We have fixed this one for good!!! The customer finally decided on a new motor. The deed was done, and it has been a week no problems(knock on wood). We did do a little disasm of the old motor and we...
1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8JZ31C8N
this lexus came and went w/o a fix opportunity-they took it to the lexus dealer. had 3 replies: 1. ck timing belt 2. ck crank sensor resist. 3. ck fuel pump suspected crank sensor, but had no response from owner at this time. closing this one out, thanks to al... Trouble codes: 13 (rpm signal issue).
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22E41
Yes, indeed I recieved a prompt and efective help that I was looking for, thanks to the help received from iatn members the next day after open this techmail I could get the security code. The fact that still couldn't start the engine is becouse its been hard ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Transmission VIN: EA2608KA99
As many had suggested,we replaced transmission pan with a new unit from Mercedes,and this solved the problem. Many techs pointed out other ares prone to leakage which may appear to be the pan.Some pointed out that RTV could be used,but most agreed that would n...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBJF65F8W
Thanks to all 12 members who replied. The answer was the reference sensor. A very common problem on E320s. I also sold the customer an Air mass sensor to correct the high LTFT. Once again thanks to all who replied (very quickly i might add).
1972 Nissan 240Z 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: HL530-7904
Thnak you so much for your time and responses. Turns out that both choke cables were hung up and way out of adjustment-not even pulling the main jet open at all. ALL of the intake valves were a smidge too tight. After adjusting the valves, freeing up and adjus...
1990 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6SD11Y9L
The actual repair was replacing the TPS. This was after biting the bullet and trying a new computer. Our reasoning was the TPS voltage stayed at reference voltage on both signal and return line but the switch would sweep with an ohmmeter. Plus both reference a...
1993 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L remote door lock VIN: 2G2FV22P6P
i got very good info about this the modual is the biggest suspect thanks to all who replied
1988 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L battery VIN: JT2EL31G1J
Thanks for all th info, customer did not want to spend any more time on vehicle, still nto an easy fix
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L compressor does not engage VIN: 4T1SK12E9P
I would like to thank everyone who replied to my plea for help. Unfortunately, all the suggestions were about things that I had already done and verified. The weather has turned colder here now and the customer is not willing to pursue the problem any further ...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BG22K8W
Thank you to all who responded especially those who helped me to nail this one. The customer called and said all was well with his cold starts the next 2 mornings. I took off the IAC motor (probably not neccesary) and sprayed carb cleaner into the throttle bod...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY32TOY
Apparently the charcoal canister assembly was the problem. I cannot run the purge valve with my OTC genisys therefore it is hard to check for leaks. I had several replies about a canister assembly problem. My local dealer had them in stock so I knew there was ... Trouble codes: P0440, P0441, P0446.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M52
I received several replies that the code was #4 glow plug circut. The customer opted to repair it himself since he has the tool to install them and 3 more glow plugs at home. The most usefull info that I got was from Louie Nelson. He told me about a very usefu... Trouble codes: P0674 (Unknown code).
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D5X
This car is fixed. Installed a new MAF sensor two weeks ago. Just talked to the customer and he reported the ck engine light is off and he passed the smog test. Didn't get any help with the proper way to test the LAF oxy sensor using a lab scope so i realy don... Trouble codes: P0134 (oxy sensor circuit bank 1 sensor 1 no activity detected).
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Remote control VIN: YV1TS90D51
Thanks to all who offered help, esp. Jim in CA, John in TENN, Larry with Specialized Auto, and Bruce Cox. We're actually pretty embarrassed about the fact that where we made our mistake was to 'delete all remotes' instead of 'add' a new remote. Each remote has...
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